• Oktoberfest: A celebration of beer and Bratwurst

    Complete with traditional Bavarian costume, Bratwurst and millions of litres of beer, Munich has opened its doors to the world's biggest festival.  With Oktoberfest well underway – it runs from September 22 to October 7 – we take a look at Germany's famous beer event.  CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY What once started in 1810 as a great horse race and originally intended as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria now hosts over six million visitors each year. That's why the exciting display of 14 beer tents are found in the Theresienwiese field, named after Princesse Therese. Here, Germany pays homage to its best beers

  • Scarlet siren Penelope is red hot in wrap-around rouge

    Not every woman can get away with wearing bright red. But the daring shade was made for Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz. Her olive skin and shiny brunette locks are perfectly suited to scarlet, as was evident when the Oscar-winner unveiled her new film at northern Spain's San Sebastian film festival. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   Penelope looked every inch the red-hot mama in a floor length strapless gown with an unusual wrap around style. She completed the look with side-swept hair, towering platforms and a Loewe clutch. The stunning ensemble was Pen's third outfit of the day. She had picked out

  • Diamond girl Catherine dazzling at her and Michael's joint birthday

    Starting with cocktails at a landmark New York hotel, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas had a very stylish joint birthday celebration this week. The two stars were both born on September 25 – albeit 25 years apart. As befits Hollywood royalty, Catherine, 43, was dazzling in an elegant black dress that served as the backdrop for some eye-socking jewellery, including two diamond sparklers, diamond earrings and an impressive emerald ring. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The finishing touch to her chic outfit was a pair of distinctive red-soled Louboutin heels.  After cocktail hour at the Carlyle on Madison Avenue, the couple, who have been married 12 years in

  • Supermodel mums Christy and Aishwarya join forces to help young mothers

    After welcoming her ten-month-old daughter Aaradhya with her Bollywood star husband Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai's focus has turned to other young mums and their little ones. The emerald-eyed beauty is throwing her weight behind an initiative to eliminate HIV infections among children in Africa and India by 2015 and keep their mothers alive. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY It was announced on Monday that Aishwarya, 38, has been made an ambassador for the United Nations AIDS agency. A day later she joined forces with Christy Turlington at the organisation's Every Woman Every Child dinner. The good friends, who looked thrilled to catch

  • Zara and Mike wind down with the Redknapps after her busy summer

    Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall enjoyed a low-key night out with Louise and Jamie Redknapp on Tuesday evening.   The four friends chose London's Mahiki nightclub to catch up after a busy summer. Louise and Zara opted for a casual look, with minimal make-up, jeans and high heels for just a touch of glamour.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Both women worked together on the 2012 Sports Relief campaign and seem to have formed a bond since then. Louise went on a mission to Uganda and Zara starred alongside Sir Steve Redgrave in a spoof video for the London 2012

  • Jessica checks out Justin's swing after stag do fun

    It was back to work for Justin Timberlake after his week-long bachelor party fun break. The Sexyback singer was taking part in a charity golf tournament with Bill Murray and swimmer Michael Phelps. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY And cheering him on from the sidelines was his gorgeous fiancée Jessica Biel. Last week Justin bid farewell to single life in the traditional manner by taking a group of 25 of his closest friends off on a stag do. The boys were spotted partying on Las Vegas' famous strip before they decamped to Mexico. In Cabo, the singer-turned-actor and his crew played beach volleyball

  • Domestic bliss for Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill in New York

    Much has been written about the contentment Sweden's Princess Madeleine has found in New York after falling in love with financier Chris O'Neill. But a picture speaks a thousand words, and the latest images of the couple prove just how comfortable they really are with one another. Dressed down, meandering hand in hand through the streets of the Big Apple with her man, the royal is just like any other woman in love as the couple go about their daily routine.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY During their low-key day out, 30-year-old Madeleine and Chris stocked up on supplies at Whole Foods

  • From brunette beauty to blonde bombshell: Natalie Portman reveals new 'do for movie role

    Natalie Portman is no stranger to drastic hair transformations. She famously shaved her head to play Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta and rocked a pink wing to portray a stripper in Closer. Now, the actress has dyed her brunette locks honey blonde for a new film role.   She debuted the new 'do on the red carpet for the premire of LA Dance Project, which is presented by her husband Benjamin Millepied. Speaking at the event, Natalie revealed that her family still needs time to get used to her new look. "My mom says I look like a different person," said the actress,

  • Kim Kardashian shows off striking hourglass figure in skintight swimsuit

    Kim Kardashian has never had an issue with embracing her womanly curves. And the voluptuous beauty appeared as confident as ever as she flaunted her sizzling physique in a form-hugging swimsuit on Miami Beach on Tuesday.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The reality TV queen was white hot in the Michael Kors one piece that featured a gold belt which created a striking hourglass silhouette. The 31-year-old, who is dating rapper Kanye West, was filming scenes with sister Kourtney for their show Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Kim has never been shy about her physique, recently telling one publication: "You

  • Busy mum Jools Oliver is an expert at handling the school run

    You might imagine that having a husband with a multi-million pound fortune, Jools Oliver would be trailing nannies and assistants. In fact, the wife of TV chef Jamie Oliver seemed quite happy to handle her entire gang of kids herself, happily toting toddler Buddy Bear, two, on one hip while marshalling his sisters. When Daisy, nine, and Petal, three, got tired of their scooters the multi-tasking mum grabbed that too on the way back from school in London's Primrose Hill. Poppy, ten, was playing the part of the big sister with enthusiasm giving Petal a push as she rode along. Last year, Jamie said

  • Lisa Marie opts for the American approach, but what age is right to send your children to school?

    She has swapped the Californian sunshine for the somewhat cooler climes of East Sussex. But when it comes to education Lisa Marie Presley is staying true to her American roots. Last week she revealed her decision not to send her three-year-old twin daughters to a local nursery school.   Instead she said she is delaying their entrance in to the education system until they start school aged five or six "as that's the age they start in the States". Speaking to Radio 2 host Jo Wiley, the daughter of rock god Elvis Presley said: "I am reluctant to send them to school. I

  • Ruling the runway: Harry Styles' rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevingne is firm fashion week favourite

    At 5 feet 9 inches, Cara Delevingne is around two inches shorter than the typical catwalk model. But height has far from held back the fashion industry's newest sweetheart, who has become something of a runway essential this season. Having made her name as Burberry’s campaign muse, the British beauty strutted her stuff in eight of the biggest shows at London Fashion Week, including Mary Katrantzou, Sass & Bide, Burberry and Giles Deacon.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY And Milan was no different, with the sister of fellow model and socialite Poppy taking to the catwalk for DSquared2 and Roberto

  • The perfect work face for the workplace

    Make those morning meetings a breeze with bright and fresh make-up tips to keep you looking awake and alert. A great morning routine will ensure you remain fresh-faced throughout the day. Studies have shown that women who wear make-up at work are more likely to get promoted because it demonstrates confidence and self-worth. Appearing competent and professional is still the most important factor in the workplace so don't go overboard with colours or glitter. Strike a balance with minimal make-up products that focus on enhancing your natural beauty without looking overdone. Looking after your skin and appearance is just one part of demonstrating organisation and this

  • Acquire the elegance of a Duchess with Alice Temperley

    It's no secret that the Middleton sisters are fans of Alice Temperley's signature lady-like styles. And to wow Kuala Lumpur at the Diamond Jubilee tea party, the Duchess of Cambridge chose a pale blue lace dress, fresh from this year's collection by the British designer. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULLGALLERY She complemented the bespoke dress with her favourite LK Bennett nude platforms, and swept her hair into an intricate up-do decorated with pearls – a nod to a Malaysian bridal tradition. If you are looking for effortless elegance on your special day, look no futher than the selection of ready-to-wear dresses  available in all Temperley Bridal salons as well as online.   Beginning at a

  • Bonjour Paris: What can fashionistas expect in the City of Light?

    After whirlwind stints in New York, London and Milan, the jet set has moved on to the world’s style capital. And if there were any tired fashionistas in Paris this week, they will certainly have been woken up the dramatic first show that took place at the Gare de L’Est, directly below the station's iconic clock-face.   The presentation by emerging talent Impasse de la Defense kicked off the first day that is traditionally dedicated to young designers. Meanwhile, the big hitting fashion houses were putting the finishing touches to their new designs. On the back of his debut couture collection, the fashion world

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